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for native represents. we believe you and adults have the skills and talents to build a strong local economy. what we need is investment from the city, and we know that takes a partnership. we have begun partnership with the work force development, and we would like to see your support in order to bring those efforts to fruition. i believe supervisor avalos has a copy of the report he can share with you. thank you very much. [applause] >> i am a private citizen. my comment is probably not very important. several years ago there was talk about the centennial from cleveland school. construction began on the yard for the ceremony, we thought. a month later after they did that they tore up the yard and
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again and put oa more concrete. a month or so later they tore up the yard again. what they have finally done now is we do have two children playgrounds, and the building, which i hope is permanent, and the podium is there. i just do not know why all of the cost was spent. on the other hand, the city has saved money, because on persia, which is a thoroughfare, tree- lined, the cleaning day is monday, and it did not clean it any other holiday so they can save money, and i think that is very wonderful. [applause] >> good morning. i have had the great privilege of being a youth leader at out
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of sites used center. i serve on the youth advisory board. over the past year we worked on designing the first parklike in excelsior, which we finally got built, thanks to a grant that we wrote. we also work with the excelsior action group, and over spring break we were able to hire 12 high school in turn sought to help finish the designed, and also construct the parkway. it was a really great experience. i got to participate in it. we learned to use all kinds of tools, and it was great to be there on the street interacting with people and spreading the message about the project. i wanted to reiterate a point that has been made today that it is really important to continue funding youth employment and opportunities for work force
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development. thank you. [applause] >> i am a resident of visitation valley and i have raised both of my children and excelsior. i'm the executive director of san francisco clean city. we have programs that are actually growing. we recently opened the doors on phoenicia avenue. i believe there are a bunch of groups that have the capacity to create innovative -- innovative solutions to work force development. while i commend the jobs we have for the summer, i would like to draw attention to having jobs in our neighborhood that are neighborhood-serving, not to corporations. being youth centers within the existing program, doing innovative recycling programs come in doing -- it recently supervisor avalos supported us for the mission corridor with young adults. we would like to grow the
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programs in our neighborhood with our youth and with adults in our neighborhood. and also infrastructure. all over the city there are one- stops. we do not have that infrastructure in our neighborhood. i would like to bring up mclaren park like other people have. we have a 312 acre park that borders these neighborhoods that is an incredible opportunity that could be supporting programs for young people and adults. we would like to work together with the city to use the public spaces as a way to create opportunities. the bond is a big part of that because $6.5 million for 312 acres. our groups are called saved mclaren park because we have not had the investment from the city and a lot of the infrastructure. we would please like you to revisit that in this upcoming bond. thank you. [applause]
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>> we want everyone to give yourselves a hand. i think this was a very productive conversation. everyone stuck to the time and made my job easier. i think you for that as well. i believe it is back to you, mr. mayor. >> thank you. thank you. great job. thank you very much. well, there is a lot of needs out here. obviously i have taken a very detailed notes and listened very carefully. i will continue this, because some people did not have enough time to get their points across, so we welcome additional information and viewpoints that we shared.
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you give us a lot to work on, supervisors. i will say this, as i said earlier, we got cut from the state, cuts from the fed. we will have to depend upon ourselves. a lot of you are talking about where the city should make its investments. i also need you to know i will also turn around and ask companies to actually co invest with us. if they make money and create conditions for them to invest in our city, we expect them to work in partnership with us. that is why you see a lot of department's finding innovative ways to work with private companies to make money. whether they protect companies like sales force or twitter, they will make a lot of private investment moneys.
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we're trying to turn their attention to our needs in government, as well as the private sector, and investing in neighborhoods. if you can grow in the bayview, third street, they can grow with us. it is always about not just them growing, all of us growing together and to share. that is why we are having this great discussion about shared economy, because we need for sharing. that is the secret, i think, in making better government. where the money is gained, we share it and allow other people to build on the foundation. i just want to share that with you. i will say that we're not going to give up. we're not giving up. that is not going to go away. we just need, at this time, because of that elimination
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about redevelopment, you know how i feel about that already. we are through crying. half of the project is private investment. how do we match that? how do we increase more private and best bet in the development so we can get all of the benefits that so many of you have worked so hard for so many years hoping to make sure the design of leland avenue was reflected the in complementing that development. we need to get that done. you have my commitment to work with the supervisors, get that done, and make sure we do not leave a hole in the ground. we want to make sure we recognize karen, because she is child support services with us as well. [applause] she is working really hard to make sure we pay attention to all of our families. you are right. the largest number of families
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in these districts. there are a lot of other questions you have about things. we will work with you on those individual areas, but i know that i got the smartest people possible heading up all of our different agencies, and the smartest ones are here today, because they know that just being smart is not good enough. smart means working with the neighborhoods, listening and opening up not only our hands to work hard, but i have department heads that work with their minds. ultimately won hands and minds and hearts. that is what we want. hance, mines, and hearts all working with our neighborhoods. thank you very much for opening up your hearts to san francisco. we will be there with you. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, mr. mayor, and
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thank you for being here. i want to thank the residents of district 10 and 11 for being here. i want to thank you for your advocacy and great work, advancing our district in neighborhood, your volunteering and street cleaning and providing services for senior coming use, and families and making sure our district is better served by the city and county of san francisco. i am here to fight with you. i want to make sure we can have the best we can for san francisco. we actually have had a lot of flat funding over the years for district 10 and 11. we have done a lot of investments to make sure we can continue to work together, and we want to see those investments bear fruit this year with greater resources coming to the neighborhoods. i actually believe we just cannot expect the government to get efficient. we have to make sure we are getting more revenue for the city and county of san
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francisco. i have worked on that over the years. two years ago i put on the ballot measure to raise money for the real-estate transfer tax. it has raised $25 million per year. we helped to passed up by a community partner labour -- partnership to make sure we could pass that legislation. [applause] this year i am looking at closing a loophole on banks when they foreclose on properties. they're not paying the loophole for the real estate transfer tax. we can close that loophole. minimize foreclosures, and bring more revenue to the city and county of san francisco. we're also looking at changing the business tax as well and moving from apparel tax. i want to make sure that as we're doing that, that we are growing supply revenue for the city. taxing the highest, most profitable businesses at a higher rate to bring money to
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the city so we can perform the services we need to perform here in this part of san francisco. i want to thank you for being here. i want to work with you in advance in the district. thank you very much. [applause] >> just a second, i get across -- a chance to make closing remarks. i just want to say thank you for being a partner and investing your time in the neighborhood and investing your time in the meeting today. i think one of the key takeaways is you cannot pick apples with your back to the tree. thank you.
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>> hello. you're watching the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food.
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there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do
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it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked paprika and some nice smoked jalapeno peppers. i am going to stew them up and get a nice savory, smoky, fishy, tomatoy, spicy broth. >> bring it on.
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how are you feeling? >> i feel good. i spent the $20 and have a few pennies less. i am going to go home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingredients, whatever is in season and local. those juicy, fresh tomatoes will take about an hour to cook down into a nice sauce. this is a good time to make our fish stock. we will take a step that seems like trash and boil it up in water and make a delicious and they speed up my parents were great clerics, and we had wonderful food.
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family dinners are very important. any chance you can sit down together and have a meal together, it is great communal atmosphere. one of the things i like the most is the opportunity to be creative. hello. anybody with sets their mind to it can cut. always nice to start chopping some vegetables and x and the delicious. all this double in view is this broth with great flavor. but your heart into it. make something that you, family, and friends will really enjoy. >> i am here with a manager at the heart of the city farmer's market in san francisco. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores.
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we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you $35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six
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people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do you think? >> i think i am going to need more. perhaps you can have all you want. >> i am produce the that you have crushed this farmer's market challenge by a landslide. the first, we're going to have to tally of your shopping list and see what you actually spend that the farmer's market. >> and go for it. >> incredible. you have shown us how to make super healthy, refresh chapino from the farmers market on the budget, that for the whole family. that is outstanding. >> thank you peter i am glad that you like it. i think anybody can do it. >> if you like the recipe for
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this dish, you can e-mail us at or reach out to us on facebook or twitter and we >> the public wants to access particular information about your house or neighborhood we point them to gis. gis is a combination of maps and data. not a graphic you see on a screen. you get the traffic for the streets the number of crimes for a police district in a period of time. if the idea of combining the different layerce of information and stacking them on top of each other to present to the public. >> other types of gis are web based mapping systems.
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like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get driving directions or check on traffic conditions. all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a
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pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or
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who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same
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things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map>> hello. 9 judge terri l. jackson. the court is now recruiting prospective civil grand jurors. our goal is to develop a pool of candidates that is inclusive of all segments of our city's population. >> the jury conducts investigations and publishes findings and recommendations. these reports them become a key part of the civic dialog on how we can make san francisco a
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better place to live and work. >> i want to encourage anyone that is on the fence, is considering participating as a grand jury member, to do so. >> so if you are interested in our local city government and would like to work with 18 other enthusiastic citizens committed to improving its operations, i encourage you to consider applying for service on the civil grand jury. >> for more information, visit the civil grand jury website at or call >> i have 2 job titles. i'm manager of the tour program as well as i am the historyian of city hall. this building is multifaceted to say the very least it's a municipal building that operates
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the city and county of san francisco. this building was a dream that became a reality of a man by the name of james junior elected mayor of san francisco in 1912. he didn't have a city hall because it was destroyed in the earth wake of 1906. construction began in april of 1913. in december 1915, the building was complete. it opened it's doors in january 1916. >> it's a wonderful experience to come to a building built like this. the building is built as a palace. not for a king or queen. it's built for all people. this building is beautiful art.
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those are architecture at the time when city hall was built, san francisco had an enormous french population. therefore building a palace in the art tradition is not unusual. >> jimmie was an incredible individual he knew that san francisco had to regain it's place in the world. he decided to have the tallest dome built in the united states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new.
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the embellishment, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the
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only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today.